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Tag: Social Distancing

Telecom sector
Telecom sector enabling 35% of India's GDP in COVID-19 times

Gurugram: As the telecom players ensured their networks were up and running to meet the unprecedented surge in demand during lockdown times, the sector is currently enabling 30-35 per cent of the GDP in the COVID-19 lockdown and social distancing period, other than the present 6 per cent direct contribution to the GDP, a new […]

Umbrella for social distancing
People advised to use umbrella for social distancing

Bhubaneswar: People of Odisha’s Ganjam district have been advised to use the ubiquitous umbrella as a tool for maintaining social distancing, besides beating the heat. Ganjam district Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange shared a cartoon picture in a twitter post, showing how a brolly enforces a distance of around 1.5 metres between two persons and thereby […]

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Bhubaneswar Airport Readies SOP To Resume Operations After COVID-19 Lockdown

Bhubaneswar: Even as uncertainty prevails whether the nation-wide lockdown will end on May 3 or get extended, Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar is preparing itself for resumption of operations after getting necessary approvals from the Centre. Bhubaneswar Airport Director V V Rao today informed that the resumption of flight services (domestic and international) is […]

Exercise
Indoor workouts up by 40% in India as people stay home: Report

New Delhi: India witnessed 40 percent increase in indoor workouts in the first quarter this year and the trend only firmed up with lockdown and social distancing in March, a new report said on Tuesday. The report from US-based wearable major Garmin said the activity count for outdoor activities had an overall drop of 15.5 […]

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Union Minister Pratap Sarangi Urges Odisha CM To Hold Consultations Before Deciding On Puri Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Pratap Sarangi urged Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to ensure consultations with Puri Shankaracharya, Gajapati Maharaja and others before the nature and scale of the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath is decided in view of the coronavirus outbreak. In a letter to the chief minister, Sarangi appreciated the efforts of the […]

Maintain social distancing or face criminal action: CM Naveen Patnaik
Maintain social distancing or face criminal action: CM Naveen talks tough over COVID-19 guidelines

Bhubaneswar:  After Odisha reported 18 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, Naveen Patnaik warned people of the state to strictly adhere to social distancing norms or face “criminal action”. The total number of coronavirus cases in Odisha shot up to 39 with Sunday’s additions — all from Bhubaneswar. “There will be zero tolerance on violation of […]

MARKET-SHIFTED
Coronavirus Lockdown In Odisha: Unit-1 Haat Shifted In Bhubaneswar, Circles Drawn Outside Shops For Social Distancing

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: With ‘social distancing’ being the key against the nationwide fight against Coronavirus, several district administrations across Odisha are implementing special measures to ensure that people strictly adhere to social distancing norms. Commissionerate Police today temporarily shifted the vegetable traders of Unit-1 Haat for a period of 45 days to AG Square and Rajmahal chhak. […]

President-Kovind
President Ram Nath Kovind To Be Tested For Coronavirus

Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind is likely to undergo coronavirus test today. As per Rashtrapati Bhavan sources, President Kovind’s decision to undergo the test comes in the wake of BJP MP Dushyant Singh’s participation in an event which was also attended by Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who was later tested positive for COVID-19. BJP MP […]

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